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Prime Minister Meets Top Vietnamese Leader

(KPL/VNA) Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith met General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong in Hanoi on January 6.Trong congratulated Laos on its important domestic and foreign achievement...Read More

Vietnam-Funded Broadcasting Facility Inaugurated

(KPL/VNA) The Vietnam-funded radio and television broadcasting station was put into operation in Laos' central province of Savannakhet on Dec 25 after three years of construction.The 10,000-sq-m facility was built at a total cost of nearly 115 billion ...Read More

ADB Funding Helps Improve Road Access To Chom Ong Cave

(KPL) The Asian Development Bank � ADB � has provided a financial grant of 9 million US dollars to improve road access to Chom Ong Cave, one of many well-known attractions in Xay district, Oudomxay Province.

One year of construction has passed, the upgrade of the 56-km road section is now 10 per cent completed. It is expected to be fully completed in December 2019

Once fully improved, the road will better facilitate transportation and travel of tourists to and from Chom Ong Cave, said Mr Thaviphet Oula, Deputy Director, Department of Tourism Marketing, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

The road between the Xay district administration centre and Ban Chom Ong is mainly hilly with 24 km of the road section paved and over 20 km unpaved, Mr Thongkhan Sengsoulixay, a villager of Chom Ong and responsible for Tourism sector of Chom Ong village.

I would like to invite tourists to visit Chom Ong Cave because it is the largest cave in Laos, if not in Asia. There is a lot of limestone. Inside the cave, some stones look like animals like tigers, birds, fish,said Mr Thongkhan.

Chom Ong Cave is known to local people as Tham Chia or Bat Cave in English as locals traditionally hunt bats in the cave for food and exploit guano, which can be used as fertilizer, explosive agent or gunpowder.

Source: Lao News Agency

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Lao Front President Receives Vietnam Peace Committee Chairman

(KPL) President of the Lao Front for National Development Xaysomphone Phomvihane received on Dec 25 a courtesy call from Vice President of Vietnam Peace Committee Pham Van Chuong as the latter was on a working visit to Laos between Dec 24 and 28. At am...Read More

Japan Supports Income Generation For People With Disabilities In Laos

(KPL) The government of Japan has provided a grant worth US$ 292,195 to support income generation of people with disabilities in the Lao PDR.The signing ceremony for the project grant contract was held at the Japanese Embassy in Vientiane on Dec 25 bet...Read More